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Fletching
09-01-2012, 05:55 AM
22 degree bevel, 8.5", mosaic pins, spalted beech and brass liners with custom filework.

Progress so far...

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Steve :)

Adam Savage
09-01-2012, 06:45 AM
Should have some more piccies later for ya :)

Cheers Steve T^

andy202wr
09-01-2012, 06:48 PM
[QUOTE=Fletching;34856]22 degree bevel, 8.5", mosaic pins, spalted beech and brass liners with custom filework.

Progress so far...



http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7166/6665236757_5052c8e212_z.jpg

What is the speaker for.

CanadianMike
09-01-2012, 06:56 PM
He uses the magnet to see what the heated steel reaches critical hardening temp, so with the O-1 steel, it's around 1650C.

And Steve, on a knife buying binge, eh? One from me, one from Adam. :)

Adam Savage
09-01-2012, 07:05 PM
That's right Mike :), but critical temp on 0-1 is around 800c (1475f) :D.

Me being picky lol.

Fletching
09-01-2012, 07:07 PM
on a knife buying binge, eh? One from me, one from Adam. :)

Adding to my collection. I like what you guys are doing so... :)

Steve

paulthefish2009
09-01-2012, 07:08 PM
Looking good mate,couple of questions; how do you do the file work? and what have you got the wood soaking in? Paul

Adam Savage
09-01-2012, 07:16 PM
File work is done with different shaped files. Normally just a round (chainsaw file) and a triangular (tri-square) file, but there are a few other profiles that are useful. The blade is clamped in a vice (before hardening) and the files used at varying angles to the x-y axis' of the spine. The shallower the angle, the longer the cut out, and the steeper the angle, the deeper the cut out. If that makes sense.

Here's a link to try and help explain :). http://enguerrand.deviantart.com/art/filework-tutorial-1-arrowhead-81861008 (Click on the strip of pictures to enlarge).

Adam Savage
09-01-2012, 07:33 PM
Oh, and sorry, forgot to answer the question about the jar :ashamed:

It's wood hardener, to stabilise the spalted beech scales. :)

CanadianMike
09-01-2012, 07:58 PM
That's right Mike :), but critical temp on 0-1 is around 800c (1475f) :D.

Me being picky lol.

I get mixed up with the C or F..... still remember 1600 degrees though..... anyways, I don't go by temp anyways, so it's good that I don't. Lol, also shows my early blades were heated up too much, bright orange, and a dull orange is the colour I see these days since I mostly use the magnet (didn't in 2010).

Adam Savage
09-01-2012, 08:29 PM
lol. I'm only going by what the "experts" say, my thermometer only goes to 300c :p. Magnet all the way, but I have only been making knives since middle of 2011 :D.

CanadianMike
09-01-2012, 08:36 PM
Thermometer? Lol, tempering yes, heat treating........ it'd melt! I looked it up and the range is 1450F-1500F, so you were right. And the magnet is a handy bit of gear for HT'ing, no doubt about it! Makes for much more consistant and repeatable results.

markal17
09-01-2012, 08:57 PM
lol. I'm only going by what the "experts" say, my thermometer only goes to 300c :p. Magnet all the way, but I have only been making knives since middle of 2011 :D.

i must say for someone thats not been makeing knifes for long you have made some bl**dy great knifes and the sheaths look great as well thanks crazy keep up the
good work mate

Adam Savage
09-01-2012, 08:58 PM
Cheers Mark. You'll be getting your's end of the week, don't worry lol.

markal17
09-01-2012, 09:01 PM
i feel like im waiting for present cant wait till august sarah said she not going as she cant plug her hair stuff in she dont want to look like me in the morning rofl

Adam Savage
09-01-2012, 09:02 PM
Better not tell her I have a generator then lol

markal17
09-01-2012, 09:04 PM
lol dont say a thing kids

Adam Savage
20-01-2012, 12:48 PM
New scales have been stabilised, and are being attached to the blade now. So far, so good. No signs of splits/cracks/fissures/etc.

Should have the knife finished tomorrow, all being well.

CanadianMike
20-01-2012, 01:16 PM
Looking forward to the pics!

Adam Savage
20-01-2012, 02:02 PM
Me too, it's taken long enough lol. On the fourth set of scales now, after several failed stabilisations, and at 9 a pop for the hardener, it's starting to get expensive haha. It's now a non profit knife.

Adam Savage
21-01-2012, 07:23 PM
Finally, got the scales on, shaped, sanded, and first coat of wax on :)

http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/projects%20and%20equipment/IMG_0326.jpg

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http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/projects%20and%20equipment/IMG_0329.jpg

Ben Casey
21-01-2012, 07:28 PM
Very very nice mate :)

Fletching
21-01-2012, 07:29 PM
That's a good looking knife. :)

Adam Savage
21-01-2012, 08:05 PM
Thanks guys. It should look a little better when it's fully waxed and polished up a little.

Roadkillphil
21-01-2012, 08:59 PM
That is awesome, I want one :D

Adam Savage
21-01-2012, 09:05 PM
Will have to get cut some more spalted beech from Ivan's log pile :)

Thanks Phil.

markal17
22-01-2012, 02:18 AM
looks well cool mate

Ivan
22-01-2012, 06:45 AM
Thats real pretty ! Adam I likes that i does , is this one sold ? and are you making a leather sheath for it ? looks just like a larger version of Katies knife , and boy is she chuffed with that !

I have got loads of that spalted beech , drying in Lees garage so when you want some more just shout , i split a big ring in half and it is , much more snakeskin like and seems more stable .

Keep churning em out mate they are brill !!

Ivan...

Adam Savage
22-01-2012, 12:25 PM
Thanks Mark and Iv'. I may need to come get some more beech actually, then pre cut it all to blank sizes, stabilise and then put into storage. Can weed out the useless bits then, and use the rest to get the forge lit :D

Fletching
22-01-2012, 01:14 PM
...Adam I likes that i does , is this one sold ?...Ivan...

My precious!! :)

...lookin' forward to my Scout from Mike as well.

I like sharp things in case you hadn't guessed.

Steve

treefrog
22-01-2012, 02:06 PM
Nicely done, love the look of that handle.

CanadianMike
22-01-2012, 02:11 PM
Very nice work, I love spalted wood handles on knives!


My precious!! :)

...lookin' forward to my Scout from Mike as well.

I like sharp things in case you hadn't guessed.

Steve

Seven to fourteen days I was told, tomorrow will be day seven (or six maybe, I mailed it after work so unsure if it got picked up that night or the next day)...... so maybe you will get it this week! :)

Fletching
22-01-2012, 05:13 PM
.... so maybe you will get it this week! :)

Antici.......................pation!

Steve :)

Adam Savage
22-01-2012, 05:54 PM
Does that take into account the international date line? :p

Got the sheath done today, just waiting for the dye to dry, so I can wax it and polish it.

http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/projects%20and%20equipment/IMG_0330.jpg

Fletching
22-01-2012, 06:01 PM
Got the sheath done today, just waiting for the dye to dry, so I can wax it and polish it.

:p drooling

rich290185
22-01-2012, 06:15 PM
very nice!!!

CanadianMike
22-01-2012, 06:52 PM
Sweet workmanship! I have to focus more on the leather work I do, seems, like the half dozen games of golf I've played in my life, the best I've done was in the beginning, then got progressively worse as the games went on. Hit or miss with my sheaths, maybe due to my perfectionist coming out and making me tweak things, only to make them look worse than if I went hands off in the first place.

Adam Savage
22-01-2012, 08:15 PM
I know exactly what you mean mate. Some of my sheaths turn out horrible, some turn out ok. I think the quality of leather used plays a massive part. Some leather seems to take stamps and carving a lot easier, some seem to take dye easier, some seems to punch/drill straight, when making holes for stitching.


So here's the finished sheath and knife together. Hope it meets your approval Steve. :)

http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/projects%20and%20equipment/IMG_0332.jpg

http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/projects%20and%20equipment/IMG_0333.jpg

Silverback
22-01-2012, 08:22 PM
Another beauty there Adam, very, very nice !! As i said before too there were a couple of blokes in the lakes last weekend speaking very highly of your work - words getting round fella !!

Adam Savage
22-01-2012, 08:26 PM
Thanks Wayne. Looks like I'm gunna have a busy year, already on a one month waiting list for work commence lol

Silverback
22-01-2012, 08:35 PM
If only my work would pick up :confused2: need an apprentice ? :)

Adam Savage
22-01-2012, 08:36 PM
lol. I have a salesman, so maybe lol.

Silverback
22-01-2012, 08:43 PM
lol. I have a salesman, so maybe lol.

Lol.

Roadkillphil
22-01-2012, 09:16 PM
http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/projects%20and%20equipment/IMG_0332.jpg

http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/projects%20and%20equipment/IMG_0333.jpg

Very very jealous Steve :ashamed:

Adam, we need to chat at the RV ;)

Adam Savage
22-01-2012, 09:32 PM
No problem mate. I'll try and get some samplers/possible sellers, made up.

Fletching
22-01-2012, 09:37 PM
So here's the finished sheath and knife together. Hope it meets your approval Steve.

I s'pose it'll have to do, mate. I did ask for a Bear Grylls' copy with a cheap compass in the handle and a plastic sheath, but beggars can't be choosers.

;)

jus_young
22-01-2012, 09:40 PM
Sweet!

Ben Casey
22-01-2012, 09:44 PM
Lucky guy Steve :)

Opal
22-01-2012, 09:48 PM
It never ceases to amaze me the workmanship on these forums.

Adam Savage
22-01-2012, 09:57 PM
Cheers folks.

Can always counter bore a hole in the handle and superglue a compass from a cracker in it Steve :p

CanadianMike
23-01-2012, 12:00 AM
Does that take into account the international date line? :p

Got the sheath done today, just waiting for the dye to dry, so I can wax it and polish it.

http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/crazysaint22/projects%20and%20equipment/IMG_0330.jpg

Is better than the past couple sheaths I've made..... ;)

Adam Savage
23-01-2012, 12:03 AM
I smell a deal coming on...:evilgrin:

CanadianMike
23-01-2012, 12:23 AM
Never know.......... let's see what Steve thinks of the two once he receives them.....

Fletching
23-01-2012, 07:20 AM
...let's see what Steve thinks of the two once he receives them.....

Just so everyone's clear, the two knives have different purposes. Adam's Woodbee is for skinning wood bees and Mike's Scout is for skinning...

;)

Steve

jus_young
23-01-2012, 07:32 AM
Just so everyone's clear, the two knives have different purposes. Adam's Woodbee is for skinning wood bees and Mike's Scout is for skinning...

;)

Steve

I could supply a few :evilgrin:

Adam Savage
23-01-2012, 11:55 AM
My blades can also be used for skinning wood wasps too :p

Fletching
23-01-2012, 12:03 PM
My blades can also be used for skinning wood wasps too :p

Try saying that five time really fast.

Adam Savage
23-01-2012, 01:02 PM
Oh, your knife went in the post this morning, so will be with you by 1pm tomorrow. If it isn't, the post office is going to suffer :p

CanadianMike
23-01-2012, 01:14 PM
Wouldn't that be 'shelling' wasps? ;)

Steve got his Scout today, I can tell he's enjoying it as he's e-mailing me with one hand......

Adam Savage
23-01-2012, 01:26 PM
One hand, but how many fingers left on that hand?????

JEEP
23-01-2012, 01:33 PM
That sure is purty :happy-clapping:

Adam Savage
23-01-2012, 01:36 PM
I have plans for something else, but I shall post the picture over in the "New Cutter" thread :)

Fletching
23-01-2012, 03:50 PM
Steve got his Scout today, I can tell he's enjoying it as he's e-mailing me with one hand......

:o + *sound of one handed clap*

CanadianMike
23-01-2012, 04:45 PM
Hey Steve, how's the feel of the handle? Meaning did I acheive what you wanted, the feel of living wood?

Adam Savage
23-01-2012, 06:19 PM
Hey Steve, how's the feel of the handle? Meaning did I acheive what you wanted, the feel of living wood?

Does that mean he has to coppice it from time to time?

CanadianMike
23-01-2012, 06:55 PM
I actually had to look at that up! Lol

He said he wanted that type of feel on it, and plans to add dozens of layers of linseed oil (as he did with his GB axe), so I finished it differently than I normally do so he could do that (I didn't wax and buff).

Fletching
23-01-2012, 07:06 PM
I... he wanted that type of feel on it...

Rest assured, feels great and I shall be...(enough of that. Ed.)

:)

Fletching
11-03-2012, 10:29 AM
Well, finally managed to get some photos of the Woodbee after much annoyance with Sony USB cables!

Here's the money shots ;) :

This knife looks and feels gorgeous. The spalted wood veins make this unique, but you have to be careful with spalted wood as it's prone to crack if you use a baton. Adam makes this knife with a choice of scales and woods, so if you want to treat you Woodbee in a heavy duty manner, go for a non-spalted wood handle. Personally, I'm using this knife and looking after it as it's a real looker!

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7206/6972096057_271348ccef_b.jpg

The knife is quite heavy and feels solid. Centre of gravity is just at the top of the handle and the grip is good. I treated the handle with just one coat of linseed.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7057/6825978386_42d42f42ff_b.jpg

Attention to detail speaks for itself...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7054/6972096323_89f60bce6f_b.jpg

Nice fat blade top allows for good thumb push/pull for carving.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7058/6972096619_e588bcec28_b.jpg

The leather sheath that Adam made is top class.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7040/6825978900_4153f95444_b.jpg

It's a big solid knife that's going into a special place in my blades collection and I'd recommend The Woodbee any time.

Top notch Adam!

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7046/6825978126_e4f5325ae1_b.jpg

rossbird
11-03-2012, 10:42 AM
Another great knife from Adam.
You must be made up with it Steve.
Those scales are very classy.

CanadianMike
11-03-2012, 12:13 PM
More awesome pics!!! :D

I know what you mean about the Sony camera cable, I have a Cybershot and ya, the cable and memory card are Sony only, and a pain in the butt, especially if you have to replace one. I mostly use my Blackberry to take and post pics, way easier!

Ben Casey
11-03-2012, 03:22 PM
Very nice :D

jus_young
11-03-2012, 03:24 PM
Very, very nice :D

Roadkillphil
11-03-2012, 05:14 PM
Verrrry noice :) can't wait to meet mine ;)

CanadianMike
11-03-2012, 05:33 PM
I love the way Adam and I can compete without competing, we love each other's work and skills, tips are free to give, and neither of us are jealous of the other's final product, pure admiration for the final product and each other. :D

Adam Savage
12-03-2012, 02:10 PM
Thanks for the great comments and putting some pics up of the knife in use. Hope she gives you many years of use and pleasure :)

And I totally agree with Mike, even though his work is far better than mine lol T^

CanadianMike
12-03-2012, 03:13 PM
Thanks for that, but meh, we're just different! :D